Are you currently in high school, but want to take the fast track to a high-paying technical career? Ranken can give you a head start.

Dual Enrollment Program

We’ve partnered with area high schools to offer a range of dual enrollment programs for high school students. Through these programs, you can begin attending classes at Ranken for college credit during your senior year.

The best part? If you qualify for dual enrollment, you won’t have any out-of-pocket expenses during the first semester. And if you complete a semester of the program during high school, you’ll be able to finish an associate degree at Ranken in as little as three additional semesters. That means you could be giving yourself a 25 percent discount on your associate degree, just by starting early!

Participating in our dual enrollment programs for high school students can also help you get into the workforce faster. Do you know you want a job working with your hands? Working with cutting-edge technology? Or just a rewarding job with a great salary and benefits? Dual Enrollment at Ranken can help you land that job.

Your Dual Enrollment high school credits can help you get your associates degree faster, so you can start working at your first job while your friends from high school are still taking out student loans.

Eligible high school seniors who meet the college entrance requirements are admitted into the Dual Enrollment Program during the final semester of their graduating year. These students can earn college credit while satisfying their STEM degree diploma requirements, tuition free.

As a STEM school, Ranken has enrolled more than 150 local high school students in the program since 2010.

  • Does my high school offer dual enrollment programs for high school students?

    Ranken currently has partnerships with the following high schools:

    • Troy Buchanan High School
    • Confluence Academy

    If your school is not listed above, inquire with your guidance counselor or college advisor about participating in Ranken’s dual enrollment program.

    School representatives can contact Shannon Brueggemann, VP for Education, at [email protected] to discuss becoming a participating high school.

  • Do I qualify for Dual Enrollment high school credits?

    You only need to meet a few requirements to be eligible for Ranken’s dual enrollment program:

    • In good academic standing at high school (a 2.5 GPA or higher is preferred)
    • Good attendance in high school (at least 90 percent during junior and senior years)
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor or college advisor
    • Participate in at least one Shadow-A-Tech session
    • Be able to participate in your designated program at Ranken’s campus during the required 4-hour timeframe each day
  • What Dual Enrollment high school programs are available?

    Programs are available across all five divisions: Automotive, Construction, Electrical, IT, and Manufacturing. Program eligibility varies by Ranken location and participating high school. Speak with your guidance counselor for a detailed list of programs available to you.


    View all programs in our Course Catalog.

Are you a student from an eligible school looking for more information about how to get dual enrollment credit? For more information on applying for a dual enrollment program, contact Amy Orf, Ranken Admissions Counselor at (314) 286-3641 or [email protected].

Credit by Assessment Program

Ranken’s Credit by Assessment program could give you college credit for your technical learning during high school! Here’s how to make your high school technical courses pay off and help reduce the cost of your college education.

Ranken Technical College participates in several programs designed to evaluate educational experiences obtained through high school programs. These high school programs are designed to assist the College and the student to transcribe previously acquired knowledge into college credit. The Credit by Assessment program is one of the measures used to determine a student’s level of proficiency and skill level attained through a high school and/or a technical program. For more information, contact the Admissions office.

“When I graduate next year, most of my friends will only be finishing up their first year of college. I will have a head start on my career, and a lot less in student loans.”

Derek Dean, current Ranken Information Technology student and graduate of Clyde C. Miller Career Academy

Questions? Contact Us!